Year 7 Kingswood Residential

Year 7 pupils recently attended their residential at Kingswood Activity Centre, which is a fundamental part of their Carr Manor experience and a brilliant opportunity for them to build new relationships with fellow pupils and staff.

They took part in team-building activities to encourage communication skills, challenged themselves with the adventurous and high-adenaline activities (even with the snow!) and motivated each other to get involved in the fun and rewarding journey.

Pupils shared some of their experiences of the residential;
“We had snowball fights and built igloos, not to mention having a nice warm hot chocolate at the end of the day, but it wasn’t just the snow that made it so good, it was the activities too.”

“There were lots of fun activities, these included; zip wire, Jacob’s Ladder, which was a colossal ladder placed right in the middle of a field, buggy building, laser tag, igloo building and loads more!”

The residential was a great chance for pupils to form new friendships and make lasting memories.
“I was getting to know people who I’d never even spoken to before the residential. Adding that all up, the residential was really good and enjoyable.”

Extracts from Alex Cooper and Grace Gillon’s articles.

Social Action for Jane Tomlinson Appeal

Thank you to Ahead Partnership for their lovely article about our pupils involvement in the Social Action for Jane Tomlinson Appeal project.

Leeds charity Jane Tomlinson Appeal challenged 20 students from Carr Manor School to come up with a brand new fundraising idea as part of a Social Action project we've been running with the school. The event, activity or idea had to raise both money and awareness within the school about the charity. This was a chance for students to get creative, take initiative, develop business skills, and make a difference in the community.

The charity was there along the way to explain how they use fundraising money to benefit families and services supporting people with cancer. There was also support from business coaches at law firm Capsticks who helped the students to develop their ideas and host a presentation workshop.

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Careers Fair

On Wednesday 31st January we held a Careers Fair with Ahead Partnership, for pupils in Years 5, 8, 9, 10 and 11.  Over 25 businesses attended, and they spoke about the different education and career paths that are available to pupils when they leave school.

Some of the organisations who attended include Appris, ITV, Royal Air Force and the University of Law.

There were lots of positive comments from the businesses, saying;"The pupils were well engaged and were asking excellent questions, but at the same time listened really well." Some of the businesses thought that pupils had been prepped prior to the event, due to the kind of questions being asked. 


Holocaust Memorial

On Friday 26th January, we streamed the live webcast of a Holocaust survivor, Janine Webber, speaking about her experiences from the Holocaust.

Over 60 pupils signed up to attend the broadcast and we were honoured to listen to her inspiring yet emotional story.the-power-of-words-logo

Tomlinson Charity Week

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in Tomlinson Charity Week, which is raising money for St George’s Crypt.

So far there’s been shootout games, bake sales and a sporting event in the Primary Phase.
It’s always great to see Houses coming together for these focused charity weeks.

Keep an eye out for how much money is raised!

Restorative Practice Conference

We held a Restorative Practice Development Day on Monday 22nd January with visitors from Wickersley School & Sports College, Eastfield Primary School and Oasis Lister Park.

The visitors heard about how we work restoratively at Carr Manor through building positive relationships between staff and pupils. They met with a selection of RP representatives, who spoke about the ethos’ of Carr Manor, particularly Coaching, our mission statements, our Further and Flexible Learning options and the impact Restorative Practice has at Carr Manor.

A selection of RP pupils also attended a Restorative event in Middlesbrough on Thursday 2th January. The conference was ‘An Introduction to Restorative Practice’ and pupils shared our RP journey with the other visitors.

The event was held at Riverside Stadium, the home of Middlesbrough F.C. After the conference, pupils received a tour of the stadium grounds and changing rooms, which they really enjoyed.

Reception Trip To Rainbow Factory

Reception pupils visited the Rainbow Factory last week!

They had lots of fun meeting characters from fairy-tales and hearing their stories, having a walk through the Enchanted Forest and they took part in
some drama sessions to help them learn how to tell their own stories!

We hope pupils enjoyed their trip and have been telling their Coaching groups all about their visit.

Food Preparation & Nutrition

Mrs Worthington’s Accelerated Food Preparation and Nutrition group have been taking inspiration from European countries and have planned, prepared and cooked some amazing dishes from their chosen country.

The pupils selected a wide variety of countries and sweet and savoury dishes, and some fantastic skills were shown. We had everything from Pizza, Calzone, Churros with chocolate, Paella and Turkish Baklava to freshly made Spaghetti Vongole and freshly cooked Lobster in a hollandaise sauce served with rice, baked sweet potatoes with a side of fresh king prawns!

A big congratulations to the pupils who created these amazing dishes!

Social Enterprise Action Project

Over the past 12 weeks a group of Year 9 and Year 10 pupils have been working on the Social Enterprise Action Programme.

Ran by Ahead Partnership, the programme allowed pupils the opportunity to create their own fundraising ideas for a particular charity, The Jane Tomlinson appeal. The aim of the programme was to bring the pupils together, with some business mentors, to help them develop their planning, organisational, teamwork, presenting and analysing skills.

After a lot of hard work the groups came up with three fantastic final ideas.

The winning idea was a Carr Manor Pie the Teacher in the Face event (beware teachers - the team are still hoping to make this a reality!)

The judges expressed their difficulty in selecting a winning idea as the thought and hard work put in by all three groups was outstanding. Well done to all the pupils who completed the programme. It’s an excellent achievement!

Table Tennis

Year 8 and 10 boys played table tennis against the Grammar School at Leeds. Our Year 8 boys won their games and although Year 10 lost overall, there were some brilliant performances from both teams.

Well done boys!